Veterans benefits

Florida man guilty of using twin’s ID for veterans benefits

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man has pleaded guilty to using his twin brother’s stolen identity to obtain tens of thousands of dollars in veterans benefits. Wayne Bowen, 64, of Jacksonville, pleaded guilty Wednesday to aggravated identity theft in federal court in Jacksonville, court records show. He faces a mandatory two-year sentence in federal […]

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Florida man guilty of using his twins’ ID for veterans benefits – CBS Miami

MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) — A Florida man has pleaded guilty to using his twin brother’s stolen identity to obtain tens of thousands of dollars in veterans benefits. Wayne Bowen, 64, of Jacksonville, pleaded guilty Wednesday to aggravated identity theft in federal court in Jacksonville, court records show. He faces a mandatory two-year sentence in federal prison. […]

Veterans benefits

Florida man guilty of using his twins’ ID for veterans benefits

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man has pleaded guilty to using his twin brother’s stolen identity to obtain tens of thousands of dollars in veterans benefits. Wayne Bowen, 64, of Jacksonville, pleaded guilty Wednesday to aggravated identity theft in federal court in Jacksonville, court records show. He faces a mandatory two-year sentence in federal […]

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Florida man guilty of using twin’s ID for veterans benefits | USA News®

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man has pleaded guilty to using his twin brother’s stolen identity to obtain tens of thousands of dollars in veterans benefits. Wayne Bowen, 64, of Jacksonville, pleaded guilty Wednesday to aggravated identity theft in federal court in Jacksonville, court records show. He faces a mandatory two-year sentence in federal […]

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Jacksonville man charged with stealing identity of twin to get veterans benefits pleads guilty

JACKSONVILLE, Florida. – A Jacksonville man faces a mandatory two-year prison sentence after pleading guilty to aggravated identity theft, according to a Thursday Department of Justice press release. According to his plea agreement, writes the DOJ, in 2014 Wayne Bowen used his estranged twin brother’s name, Social Security card and military discharge papers to apply […]

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Man pleads guilty to impersonating twin to get veterans benefits – The Observer

Jacksonville, Fla. – Wayne Bowen (64, Jacksonville) pleaded guilty to aggravated identity theft. He faces a mandatory sentence of two years in federal prison. As part of his plea deal, Bowen agreed to reimburse various federal agencies a total of $63,773 for government benefits he received in connection with his identity theft scheme. According to […]

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Pamplin Media Group – Crook County Veteran Services welcomes new faces

Sean Kirk and Nancy Laude have joined the Crook County Veterans Services team and are willing and ready to serve local veterans. The faces of the Crook County Veterans Services office have changed, but the friendly service and hours have not. Sean Kirk and Nancy Laude joined the office about a month ago, and both […]

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Man gets six years in prison for role in Ja-US veterans benefits scam

An American was sentenced to more than six years in prison last week after being found guilty of participating in a scheme hatched by Jamaicans to steal more than US$1.8 million in retirement benefits fighter and social security, with most of the money sent to his co-conspirators in Jamaica. Jamare Mason, a 27-year-old Georgia resident, […]

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Applications for veterans benefits increase as VA seeks to speed up process

The Veterans Building in Washington, DC is shown in this undated file photo. (Carlos Bongioanni/Stars and Stripes) WASHINGTON — The Department of Veterans Affairs launched a pilot project in December to automate part of the process for reviewing claims for benefits — a change the agency says could shorten the wait time for veterans’ decisions […]

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Cherokee Bend Students Help Veterans Organization

MOUNTAIN BROOK, AL — Students, teachers and school leaders at Cherokee Bend Elementary recently participated in their second Wrapping for America’s Warriors service project to help local veterans. Although this is the second year of Cherokee Bend participate, the partnership began at Brookwood Forest Elementary four years ago. This year, CBE sixth graders held a […]

Veterans healthcare

Central Arkansas Veterans Health System regains high status amid COVID-19 surge

LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas — The Central Arkansas Veterans Health System is taking proactive steps to protect its staff and veterans from the surge in COVID-19 cases by returning to its high-status visitation policy. CAVHS facilities will now limit the patients they see to veterans with scheduled appointments, procedures or other essential business that cannot take […]

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NCLA asks Supreme Court to reconsider Chevron’s deference in pursuit of veterans’ benefits

Thomas H. Buffington v. Denis McDonough, Secretary of Veterans Affairs Washington, DC, Jan. 03, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Thomas Buffington is a United States Air Force veteran who served his country honorably for more than nine years. Now, having contracted a disability in the line of duty, he must fight the very agency that should […]

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Blaise Ingoglia seeks funds to improve veterans services and medical research

Rep. Republican. Blaise Ingolgia files a slew of appropriation requests, including a proposal to expand mental health services for veterans in Florida. The Spring Hill legislator is asking the Legislature to allocate $175,000 to K9 Partners for Patriots. Based in Brooksville, the nonprofit rescues shelter dogs and matches them as service animal candidates with veterans. […]